I am so excited about the next sponsor for my G is for Green event. All month, we've talked about great ways to go green and help the environment, even when it comes to baby. We've seen some great cloth-diapering options, some amazing feeding supplies that come from recycled materials and even allow you to make your fresh, organic baby foods. We've even touched on ways to outfit Mom and baby in the hottest organic styles.
My last sponsor spotlight featured the ever-so-amazing Naturepedic 2 in 1 Ultra Organic Cotton Crib Mattress that grows with your child and offers a perfectly comfortable, non-toxic night's sleep. Naturally, I wanted something extra special to feature in the way of organic crib bedding to go along with such a fantastic sleep surface. What good is the perfect mattress without some ultra-cozy sheets to snuggle up on?
My next sponsor, Clouds and Stars, offers just that with their revolutionary Quick Zip Organic Crib Starter Set. I have to say, these sheet sets are the most ingenious thing to hit the market in quite some time! But before I show you the product that will change the way you look at bedding forever, I would love to tell you a bit more about this amazing company.
Clouds and Stars is a company founded by Moms like you! Elizabeth and Joan created the Quick Zip sheet set when they, like most first time moms, were juggling all the demands of parenthood. With feedings, diaper changes, tantrums, spills and more, they wanted to find a way to make their lives a little bit easier when it came to changing crib bedding. They were tired of man-handling a mattress, untying and reapplying crib bumpers, and spending a good 20 minutes doing something that ought to take a few seconds in a perfect world. That's when Elizabeth had what I like to call an "Ah-Hah Moment". She asked one question that changed their lives forever: "Why can't you just change the top?"
Joan and Elizabeth were inspired. They worked tirelessly to create a way to do just that. Joan sewed the first Quick Zip prototype and a local seamstress perfected it. Clouds and Stars was born, and has seen great success. They have been featured in Good Housekeeping magazine, and have become a much loved participant in many industry shows. So loved that One Step Ahead just had to have these products in their catalog. Today, Quick Zip Sheets can be found at many major retailers, such as Target, Toys R Us, and more!
Why choose Clouds and Stars?
Let's face it: Babies need their bedding changed constantly, and this can be a time consuming, inconvenient ordeal. Who wants to muscle a crib mattress just to get a fitted sheet on it? Often, this requires undoing all bumper ties, lifting the mattress out of the crib, securing the sheet, and putting it back into the crib. Sure, this is something we just do, almost mindlessly. I usually had my husband do it because the whole process was difficult for me, being short and having short arms. But what if I told you there was a lightning fast, easier alternative to this ho-hum routine?
The Quick Zip sheet sets at Clouds and Stars make changing crib bedding a breeze. The entire process takes about a minute to set up, and seconds to change the sheets afterwards. First, you simply surround the crib mattress in the zipper base. Yes, you have to lift the mattress here. But it's a one time thing! You won't ever have to do it again, unless, of course, the base gets soiled or you choose to change it out.
Once you have the zipper base around your mattress, all you do is zip the top sheet onto it. Voila! A perfectly made crib! The zipper is not exposed, and the sheets fit perfectly. When it's time to change the sheets, all you need to do is unzip the soiled sheets, replace with a fresh, clean zipper sheet, and you're good to go. This frees up so much time to do things that are far more enjoyable, like actually getting to drink your cup of coffee, taking a shower to wash all the baby goo out of your hair, or just cuddle and enjoy your baby.
The awesome folks at Clouds and Stars sent me their Organic Crib Starter Set for my review. You know, to keep with the eco-friendly theme of this event. After all, April is Earth Month! When my set arrived, I couldn't wait to try it out on my Naturepedic mattress. I should mention, Clouds and Stars is an authorized Naturepedic retailer! Yep, you can purchase this awesome mattress and many more when you order your Quick Zip sheets. Talk about one-stop shopping!
The first thing I noticed about my Organic Starter Set was the quality of construction. These are not your typical, flimsy sheets. These 210 thread count sheets are soft and luxurious, made from the best certified organic cotton. This cotton is free of herbicides, pesticides, and other chemicals, offering your baby the most gentle, non-toxic sleep experience that Clouds and Stars has to offer.
The stitching is expertly done, and the zipper remains concealed, never coming into contact with baby's delicate skin. These sheets are durable, and continue to look new even after several washes. I have washed my zipper sheets at least 20 times, and they are still in perfect condition. Maybe a little softer to the touch, but that's a good thing, in my opinion. My babies don't seem to mind, either!
The installation process couldn't be easier, either. I had my sheet on the crib mattress in a flash, which delighted me. No more fighting with a clunky, heavy mattress!
Take a look at the Clouds and Stars Organic Quick Zip sheets on out Naturepedic mattress.
Overall, I am absolutely in love with my Clouds and Stars Organic Crib Starter Set. Changing my babies' crib bedding has never been faster, easier, or less painful. I love the convenience this product offers. I save valuable time when changing our crib bedding, and this allows me to chase my mischievous toddlers around as they try to get into things they really shouldn't....Like my cosmetics....But that's a whole other post entirely!
The only thing I personally would like to see in this product is more color choices. Clouds and Stars offers fun colors and prints in their conventional Quick Zip sets, but as of right now, their organic options only come in white. That of course is a matter of personal desire and does not detract from the awesomeness and functionality of the product one bit. Heck, I would happily buy a hundred of these organic zipper sheets in white! I would just love to see some pretty pastel blues and pinks so I could keep track of which sheets are Sophie's and which are Xander's. Their bedding is very different, and I think a pop of color would help to complete the look. Nonetheless, I am never going back to regular crib sheets again. Clouds and Stars has converted me into a Quick Zip fanatic! Once you start using this amazing system, you'll never want to go back to your old routine again! Joan and Elizabeth are brilliant, and I am so grateful for their creativity and commitment to making life as a mom so much easier.
HOW TO CONNECT:
You can check out all of the fabulous products that Clouds and Stars has to offer on their website. Be sure to check out their handy retail locator to find these products near you!
Remember, Clouds and Stars is an authorized Naturepedic retailer! If you liked my review of these organic mattresses, check them out while you're browsing the Quick Zip sheets!
You can also follow Clouds and Stars on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!
The awesome folks at Clouds and Stars are offering one lucky reader an Organic Crib Starter Set of their own as a part of my Greener Sleep Prize Package! You can enter the giveaway HERE.
WANT EXTRA ENTRIES?
Simply visit Clouds and Stars and find something you love! Let me know by commenting on this post. All extra entries can be recorded on a separate Rafflecopter form on the G is for Green EXTRA ENTRIES Page, found in the header section.
This is a little different than other events. Here's how to enter:
1. Enter the GIVEAWAY.
2.Comment on Sponsor Spotlight posts throughout the month.
3.Record your EXTRA ENTRIES on the G is for Green EXTRA ENTRIES page.
Good luck! Be sure to come back often for more chances to gain extra entries into all of my fantastic G is for Green Prize Packages! I will be featuring my amazing sponsors all month!
***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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